Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football

Well done to the six schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football competition on Wednesday. Dromintee PS, St Malachy’s PS Carnaget, Foley PS, St Oliver Plunkett’s PS Forkhill, St Jospeh’s PS Meigh and our own boys from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. Best wishes to Dromintee PS who move on to the next round, after they defeated Foley PS in the final. Thanks to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their facilities.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Have a Wonderful Christmas everyone.  The Nursery staff are delighted to announce that from your very generous donations at our Nativity performance we have raised £282 and €60.  We will be able to purchase our outdoor overalls in the New Year, your support is very much appreciated.   Enjoy the magic of Christmas and see you all in 2019.

Christmas at St. Mary’s

Nursery and Foundation Stage have joined with Anne Sullivan International School in Barcelona to work on a project based on pen pals.  We are delighted to have been invited by Cormac Walsh (originally from Mullaghbawn) to participate in this project.  All the children in Nursery, P1 and P2 were excited to watch a video showing the children from the school in Barcelona on their school trip to a sea turtle rescue centre.

Over the past few weeks the children at St. Mary’s have been busy getting ready for Christmas.  These moments have been captured on camera and put together to create a movie.  This movie has been sent to Cormac who was showing it to parents at a Christmas concert in Anne Sullivan International School.

We hope you enjoy watching it as much the children enjoyed making it.

Merry Christmas  to everyone from all in Nursery, P1 and P2.


Festive Wishes from your Board of Governors


The following people form our newly constituted Board of Governors. The newly formed Board will remain in office for a four year period. The role of the Governors is to promote good governance of the school and to support the needs of all pupils, staff and parents. The Board of Governors would like to wish all staff members and the school community a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.

  • Chairman: Mr Kevin Campbell
  • Vice-chairperson: Mrs Kathleen Ferris
  • Secretary: Mrs Paula Byrne
  • Fr Heagney
  • Mr Peter McDonnell
  • Mr Aidan strain
  • Mrs Lisa McKeown
  • Mrs Jacqueline Conlon
  • Mrs Catherine Murchan
  • Mr Anthony Flynn

P7 Eskimos Construct Igloo













Primary 7 have been working on a Christmas craft with a difference this year, as they created St Mary’s first ever igloo! This STEM task enabled pupils to enhance their mathematical, technological and thinking skills. The idea came from our Eco Committee and the finished product has been given as a gift to the new Accelerated Reading library. The children invited the kitchen staff down to see the finished article today as many of the milk cartons came from the canteen. Bernie liked it that much she wanted to try it out for herself!

Pupils worked through the following stages in this project:

  • Creating a detailed plan for each stage before commencing the build;
  • Collecting lots of 2L milk cartons;
  • Measuring the radius & marking out the circumference of the cardboard base;
  • Gluing the cartons into pairs using the hot glue gun;
  • Sticking each pair into place with a space in between to create a curve;
  • Calculating the decrease in cartons needed for each ascending row;
  • Bridging the entrance and forming the closed roof at the top.

P7 certainly used a lot “i-glue” in this project, pardon the pun, but can anyone guess how many cartons were used? Pupils can submit their guesses tomorrow to win a special Eco Schools prize!

P7 Postal Service Delivers for St Vincent de Paul!






Over the past two weeks P7 have been raising money for St Vincent de Paul. They organised a successful daily postal service for Christmas cards and ran a door collection at the P5 Nativity Play.

We are pleased to announce that enough money has been raised to purchase all four £35 voucher gifts from the SVP tree in St Mary’s Church (a gift from each KS2 class). Representatives from each of the four KS2 classes are pictured with their voucher gift before it was taken to SVP in Newry. £140 is a fantastic total and everyone who contributed can be very proud of the fact that they are helping others at this difficult time of year. An additional £21 was collected today and this will also be donated along with any additional money collected tomorrow.

Eco Committee Elected



Congratulations to the new members of the St Mary’s Eco Committee. They were presented with their badges by Mr McDonnell at assembly recently. Some pupils who were absent are missing from the photo. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward at the election stage. There were some fantastic ICT presentations, songs, raps, poems and much more.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ Indoor Football

Well done to the five schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ Indoor Football competition this morning. St Teresa’s PS Tullyherron, Dromintee PS, St Malachy’s PS Carnaget, Foley PS and our own girls from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. There was some high quality football on display and the games were very competitive. Best wishes to Dromintee PS who move on to the next round, after they defeated St Teresa’s PS Tullyherron in a closely fought final. Thanks to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their superb facilities.

St Mary's PS Mullaghbawn
St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn
Dromintee PS
Dromintee PS
St Teresa's PS Tullyherron
St Teresa’s PS Tullyherron
St Malachy's PS Carnaget
St Malachy’s PS Carnaget
Foley PS
Foley PS


St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal


KS2 classes are hoping to raise some money to purchase gifts from the St Vincent de Paul Christmas tree in St Mary’s Chapel. As well as bringing in some small change from their piggy banks at home, pupils have come up with some other initiatives.

The P7 year group are running a Christmas postal service for all classes within the school for the two weeks leading up to the holidays (Monday 10th December – Friday 21st December). They gave a presentation at assembly last Friday, which covered the key points below.

Children are invited to post all of their cards to classmates and/or those in other classes for the small total of £1, which will go to SVP. Post boxes and accompanying money boxes are placed throughout the school. There will be a post collection after registration and delivery after break each day. If children wish to avail of this service, they should label their envelopes with the first and second name and class of the child they are sending the card to before posting. 

On Wednesday evening at the P5 Nativity in St Mary’s Chapel, there will also be a door collection for any loose change, with again all proceeds going to St Vincent de Paul.

KS2 classes wish to thank everyone in advance for helping a worthwhile charity at this difficult time of year for many people.